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Mid Summer Fairies:   Stick Puppets

Mid Summer Night's Dream puppets

Contributed by Kailey and Sierra Guenther, illustrated by Anna Ha

It's fun waving your puppets around as the different characters are mentioned in the Mid Summer Night's Dream story. Shakespeare is a play that's meant to be acted our or spoken or watched, not just read silently to ourselves.

Puppets are a great way to introduce young children to theater without some of the anxiety that some people feel being the performer -- the puppets are the performers which takes some of the pressure off!

After watching the play, the kids can use their imaginations to make their own little tales about how the forest fairies' lives continue on.

I wonder what mischief Puck might get into next!? I wonder what feelings Titania might be having the day after Puck and Oberon tricked her? Puppet play encourages imagination, emotional development, motor skills and storytelling! Even simple, home made puppets like these can provide hours of enjoyment for children of all ages.




   Oberon puppet   color   or    B&W

   Titania puppet   color   or    B&W

   Puck puppet   color   or    B&W

   Puck (version 2) puppet   color   or    B&W

Bottom puppet   color   or    B&W




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